Bighorn Sheep 99.999% 1 oz. Pure Gold Coin -2018 – Mintage: 400

$6,995.00

At home in the forests and foothills of the Canadian Rockies, the strapping bighorn sheep is the embodiment of the rugged alpine wilderness it inhabits. The ram’s spiraling horns endow it with dignified nobility on this exquisitely engraved fine gold coin, where the wild sheep is a majestic sight to behold amid the spellbinding peaks and valleys.

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AN OUTSTANDING ADDITION TO YOUR FIVE 9’S GOLD DISPLAY!

At home in the forests and foothills of the Canadian Rockies, the strapping bighorn sheep is the embodiment of the rugged alpine wilderness it inhabits. The ram’s spiraling horns endow it with dignified nobility on this exquisitely engraved fine gold coin, where the wild sheep is a majestic sight to behold amid the spellbinding peaks and valleys.

A numismatic work of art designed in the purest gold available in the world!

Special features:

  • CRAFTED IN FIVE 9’S PURE GOLD! Your coin is a superb wildlife portrait crafted from 1 oz. 99.999% pure gold (five nines)—the highest standard of pure gold available in the world!
  • A CELEBRATION OF CANADIANA! Your coin is an engraved ode to a majestic Canadian icon in an equally majestic setting: the breathtaking slopes of the Canada’s Rocky Mountains!
  • THE INCOMPARABLE GLEAM OF GOLD! Your coin was meticulously hand-polished to achieve the mirror-like proof finish, which further emphasizes the crisp, flawless impression on both the reverse and obverse!
  • CRAFTED TO EXACTING STANDARDS! Your detail-rich coin is a stunning showcase of our artistic vision and outstanding craftsmanship!
  • INCLUDES SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE! The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins. Most of these are serialized certifications, meaning that each certificate is given a unique number, starting at 1.
  • EXTREMELY LOW MINTAGE! Limited to just 400 coins worldwide.

Design:

The reverse design by Curtis Atwater captures the majestic nature of both a wildlife icon and its spectacular alpine habitat. Finely engraved details convey the splendor of the peaks, forest valleys and rocky slopes of the Canadian Rockies. However, the focal point is the frontal depiction of a bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis)—specifically the ram, whose distinctive horns are instantly associated with this agile species. Viewed from a slightly lower perspective, these defining features add to the muscular ram’s already imposing stature, even in the midst of such a spellbinding landscape. Also engraved on the reverse is the word “CANADA” and the year “2018”.

Did you know…

  • This hardy creature’s climbing skills are second only to another member of the Bovidae family, the mountain goat, which prefers higher elevations.
  • Unlike the deer or elk that shed their antlers, the sheep’s iconic horns grow continuously throughout its lifetime. While the ram’s tightly curled horns may grow to be 125 centimetres long and weigh more than its entire skeleton, the ewe’s horns are only slightly curved and have a top length of just 30 centimeters.
  • The bighorn sheep’s pelage is coarse, and quite unlike the fluffy wool coat of another relative, the domestic sheep (Ovis aries). The mountain dweller typically sheds its hair once a year, in June or July, which leaves it with an unkempt appearance over the summer months. As fall approaches, its new coat is a beautiful mix of white and rich brown, which fades to a greyish colour by the following spring.

Packaging:

Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a black beauty box. 

  • No. 164797
  • Mintage 400
  • Composition 99.999% pure gold
  • Finish proof
  • Weight (g)31.16
  • Diameter (mm)30
  • Edge interrupted serrations
  • Certificate serialized
  • Face value200 dollars
  • Artist Curtis Atwater (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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